CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3100 times:
I just went today to SWISS home page to see their fleet and I matched the numbers with my SWISS timetable I got during my latest flight with SWISS and it looks that some airliners already left SWISS, lets see:
MD11 - In the timetable there were 13, now they have 12, what was the one that left?
A321 - In the timetable there were 8, now they have 6, what were the ones that left?
A320 - In the tometable there were 17, now they have 12, what were the ones that left?
I wait any feedback specially from our swiss enthusiasts.
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4482 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3024 times:
Swiss is cutting a lot of flights so they are obviously grounding aircraft, I just saw that in www.justplanes.com. They didn't say they were grounding aircraft but I figured myself they must be doing so, after reading about all the destinations they are either cutting or reducing weekly frequency.
About the MD-11, I think you're right. The one missing must be the one grounded in Johannesburg. They were thinking of ordering A340's but they probably won't buy any because they are not in a good situation.
Wagz From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 520 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2991 times:
Not only were Swiss thinking of ordering A340s, they actually did order them. The first are due to be delivered this summer (last I heard). They are meant to replace the MD11s. Their website had a large gallery of quicktime 360 degree views of the interiors to be introduced with the A340 last time I checked, along with a timetable of arival for aircraft, reg numbers, and aircraft names (all are named after Swiss mountains).
I think Big Foot is blurry, Its not the photographers fault. Theres a large out of focus monster roaming the countryside
Unique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2924 times:
One A321 (HB-IOA) has just recently been withdrawn from use and is stored at ZRH with an all white fin and no titles. HB-IOH is temporarily stored at ZRH but will be put back into service as soon as HB-IOB is taken off the services.
A320 HB-IJT has just recently been sold to Air Luxor as CS-TQD, the remaining A320's of Swiss Int'l, however, are still flying.
MD-11 HB-IWR has been impounded at JNB since October 2001 but will return to ZRH in early May for being prepared to go into storage at MHV. There was another MD-11 flying for Swiss Int'l which left for the desert a few months ago. I think it was HB-IWH, but need to check that.